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Canada amends Cannabis Act to include First Nations

By Cam Cameron On September, 27, 2018, Bill-36 (the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018) was introduced by the Ontario government. If passed, it will, inter alia, enact the Cannabis License Act, 2018, and amend the Cannabis Act, 2017 as well as the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017. We anticipate that First Nations will generally […]

Canada: Cannabis brand launch checklist

By Natalie S. Rizkalla-Kamel, Monique M. Couture With the legalization of recreational cannabis set for October 17, 2018, cannabis companies are flooding the Canadian trademarks register with an array of new trademark applications. In 2018 alone, over 1700 trademark applications were filed in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in association with goods and services containing the […]

Where we are now with e-conveyancing and electronic mortgage deeds?

By Christina Gill In a consultation paper published in August 2018 the Law Commission has sought to address legal uncertainty surrounding the electronic execution of documents, which is causing practical problems in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven business world. For example, whilst basic contracts can be validly formed without any documentation or formality, other contracts and legal documents must comply with […]

Guide to implement new internship rules in Romania

By Amalia Surugiu, Amalia Surugiu The internship contract is an alternative tool by which a company provides a student or trainee the opportunity to work in the company to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in a specific field, with a view to possible employment after the internship is complete. The template documents necessary to put […]

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Cole flies to US practice

CITY firm Stephenson Harwood is losing high-profile litigation partner Margaret Cole, who has resigned to develop a new litigation practice at the London office of international US firm White & Case. Cole’s departure is seen as a significant loss to Stephenson Harwood. Her assistant, Richard Banforth, is also leaving. “They will be sorry to see […]

Wilde Sapte ex-managing partner bows out

WILDE Sapte’s first full-time managing partner is retiring from the partnership to apply his management skills to a consultancy firm. Philip Brown became management partner at the City firm in 1988 and stood down last year to make way for Steven Blakeley. Brown, who is currently on sabbatical, was unavailable for comment. He will join […]

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The junior criminal Bar has been feeling the pinch. The cause is the combined effect of the introduction of standard fees and the expanding network of solicitor advocates practising in magistrates courts, who continue to take up the extended rights of audience in order to practise in the Crown Courts. What is the effect of […]

Home working on the increase, survey says

Technological advances in law firms are increasing the trend for working from home. In a recent survey among 600 firms, 54 per cent of of law and accountancy practice members said they work from home at least once a week. The survey, conducted by law, business and tax publishers Tolley into the working practices of […]

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